Antigua & Barbuda Overview
Antigua and Barbuda is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. It consists of three islands – Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda. The islands lie about 430 miles north of Venezuela. Redonda is the only uninhabited island of the three.
Antigua’s capital, St John’s, attracts visitors from the beach resorts in nearby Dickenson Bay and Deep Bay with its shopping, dining and nightlife. To the south, English Harbour is crammed with historical sites, the centerpiece of which is Nelson’s Dockyard. Stone towers – the sugar mills of colonial days – dot the island’s rolling expanse.
Barbuda is unspoiled, sparsely populated and little visited, leaving its pink and white sand beaches, bird sanctuary, shipwrecks and reefs for the enjoyment of the select few.
The average temperature of the islands is 80 °F (27 °C). The islands receive about 45 inches of rain annually. However, long periods of drought strike the area from time to time.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
CAPITAL: Saint John’s
CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: AG
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +268
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4